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monster storm. hurricane earl picks up strength as millions of people along the east coast prepare for the worst. a federal emergency already declared in north carolina where dave price is live with the latest. discovery drama. a de ranged man carrying a sgun three pipe bombs enters into a four-hour standoff at discovery headquarters. police kill the suspect and save the hostages. we'll tell you the motive behind his madness. wrong verdict? amanda knox is serving 26 years in italy for the murder of her college roommate. now a former fbi agent tells us she's innocent and why the case against her was bungled from the beginning. and kicking the habit. this chain-smoking 2-year-old shocked the world. now he's getting help and we have an exclusive look at his trip to smoking rehab "early"
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this thursday morning, september trip to smoking rehab "early" this thursday morning, september 2, 20 10. captioning funded by cbs good morning. i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> a steamy morning in new york city. i'm harry smith. good morning. >> we'll get more on this hostage situation at discovery headquarters. starts around 1:00, with a gun. fast forward, three hostages. he is killed. in bullets, but yet the all-clear isn't given until much later afterwards. we'll speak with the police chief this morning and find out where this hands and find out how the hostages are doing as well. we'll start with the latest on hurricane earl, now packing 145-mile-an-hour wind. where it's going, what it's going to do, we'll get it right now from our dave price in kill devil hills on the outer banks
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of north carolina, where a hurricane warning and evacuation is in place. dave, good morning. >> good morning to you, harry. the scene very different than it was just 24 hours ago. winds now picking up out of the east. you can see the beach still littered with people. those are people who are curious as to what the ocean is like as it begins to churn up for this storm. and people who are still making a decision, whether to stay or whether to go. the beach is still beautiful this morning and very full with all these tourists. but inland and on the other side of the sand, it's a very different story. >> reporter: the familiar sound of buildings being board could be heard on north carolina's outer banks as homeowners prepared for this. hurricane earl and it's 145-mile-an-hour that caused $150 million damage in the caribbean is now expected to brush the north carolina coastline late today or early
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friday. >> never know what flying debris you're going to get. >> reporter: 35,000 resident have been ordered to leave the hatteras and ocracoke islands. tourists all along the coast are cutting vacations short. >> better to be a little disappointed rather than get washed away. >> reporter: boat owners are either taking them out or trying to secure morings strong enough to withstand a category 4 storm. >> we've had boats here for ten years. this is the first time we can remember actually being a little afraid. >> the hurricane will impact the coastal and offshore area within the next 76 to 96 hours. >> reporter: storm patrol flights have begun broadcasting warnings to ships as everyone here hopes to dodge a bullet. >> we have the tv on. i have my iphone, glued to the weather channel. we're just watching. >> reporter: and what we're struck by here is how many people are waiting till the very last minute to make that decision, whether to stay or go, in areas where there's not a
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mandatory evacuation. let's get to the numbers. we have a strong category 4 storm. forward speed about 18 miles an hour. moving in the direction of the northwest. the location now, 410 miles south, south-east of cape hatteras with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour. we anticipate this storm is going to become a category 3 by about 2:00 as it comes to the shallower, cooler waters by hatteras. it will be a category 2 storm by the time it rolls to new york friday afternoon. and by the time it gets to cape cod and the boston area, new england, saturday during the afternoon, a category 1 storm. this storm means business. watches and warnings set up along the coastline. and the most dangerous thing of all, perhaps, is going to be the rip current and the surf, which is going to be present all the way down to florida, all the way up to maine, all weekend long. so, very, very treacherous conditions regard little of what the skies say.
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we'll send it back to new york. >> thanks very much. we want to turn to the man who apparently hated the discovery channel so much, he ended up holding three people hostage for four hours on wednesday. that's before police shot him to death. cbs news correspondent wyatt andrews is at discovery channel headquarters in silver spring, maryland, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. you know, the discovery channel, with its global networks of science and nature programs, is not where you'd expect to see a one-man environmental protest. but that seems to what led to yesterday's hostage-taking which ended when the gunman, 43-year-old james lee, was shot and killed by police. the standoff began when james lee walked into discovery headquarters waving a gun and wearing what witnesses said looked like pipe bombs. he held a security guard and two discovery employees hostage in the lobby. the network first urged its 1900 employees by text message to
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proceed to a locked office. >> we got down on the floor. we prayed. >> reporter: then came the follow-up, evacuate immediately. >> every employee out of the building in 20 minute. >> reporter: during a standoff a tv producer reached the gunman by phone. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. >> reporter: lee had a well-known but odd history of protesting at discovery. here two years ago he threw $20,000 into the air in some kind of anticorporate protest, but he had never been violent. >> he never got angry. he never raised his voice or anything. he was just a nice guy. >> reporter: but lee's website was angry, demanding that discovery air programming against overpopulation. he seemed upset by the discovery health show called "a baby story" which celebrates human birth. as negotiations went nowhere, police, who were watching security cameras, said lee aimed
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his gun. >> he pulled out a handgun that he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. but at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. >> reporter: late last night, investigators found three explosives and dismantled them by robot. during the rescue yesterday, police also say that at least one explosive device went off but it was not large enough to do any harm. all three of the hostages escaped safely. erica? >> wyatt, thanks. in silver springs, maryland, this morning. joining us from police headquarters in rockville, maryland, montgomery county police chief thomas manger. as we heard and saw from wyatt there, james lee had a history with discovery channel. was arrested in 2008, charged with disorderly conduct and was ordered to stay 500 feet from that building.
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when you got this call, did you have a good idea of the man you would be dealing with? >> we very quickly got that information from the security folks at discovery. discovery was aware of the threats and the history with this man. the security guards working at discovery, i think, still had information, including a picture of mr. lee at their disposal. we were very quickly aware of who we were dealing with. >> this is an incredibly scary situation, especially for the folks involved. two employees and a security guard held hostage. they were able to evacuate, but even as the suspect was killed, you're looking at two boxes, a couple of bags, thinking there could be explosives, at what point did you know, in fact, everyone was safe? >> well, it took a while. the -- when the suspect went down, of course, the first thing we needed to do after we made sure the hostages were safe was
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to determine if there were going to be any explosions. during the negotiations with the suspect we saw what appeared to be a switch in his hand. it had a wire coming out of it, which may have indicated it was -- there was radio switch to an explosive device. he would take a pin out of the -- out of this switch, put it back in occasionally. so, the first thing we needed to do was ensure that any device in there was rendered safe. he had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks, the kind that you would use going camping, the propane tanks had a pipe with shotgun shells attached to them. he also had two pipe bombs that contained fireworks types explosives in the pipe bombs. we needed to get -- it took about four hours for the bomb squad to render all of those devices safe. and then they started working and worked through the night on the other devices. >> quite a laundry list you gave
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us there. in terms of the hostages, they, of course, were let go. were they able to tell you -- did he say anything to them at any point to give you a further sense of why he decided to do that on that day at that time? >> well, i'm not sure why he chose that day and that time, but the hostages who were very courageous throughout this ordeal, tremendous admiration for their courage, but they were hearing one side of the conversation that we were having with him over the span of four hours. we were on the phone with him for most of that time. he repeatedly said that he was ready to die. they certainly, hearing only his side of the conversation, had to just be terrified with what they were hearing. >> i can only imagine. so thankful that it all did end for them well. we appreciate your time this morning, chief thomas manger, thanks. >> thank you. lots more news to get to this morning. betty nguyen is at the news desk and she has it for us now.
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good morning, betty. >> good morning to you at home. the first direct middle east peace talks kick off at the state department this morning. president obama met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas at the white house. bill plante has more. >> reporter: good morning. president obama like every modern president is trying to make peace in the middle east. he brought together the prime minister of israel, the president of the palestinian authority, along with the leaders of egypt and jordan. >> do we have wisdom and the courage to walk the path of peace. >> reporter: gathered in the east room of the white house, after president obama had met each of them separately, the leaders voiced hope for a breakthrough. >> i'm prepared to walk down the path of peace. >> reporter: all then joined president obama for a private meal in the state dining room. the goal, to have a peace pact between israel and the palestinians in a year's time.
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the four main issues separating israel and palestinians have been the same for decades. the borders of a palestinian state, israeli security, the status of jerusalem and the right of palestinian refugees to return. a moratorium on israeli construction in jerusalem in the west bank expires on september 26th. and unless there is a compromise to extend it, the talks could fail before they really begin. >> no one has ever gone broke being pessimistic about the middle east because of the failures of the past. >> reporter: middle east peace-making is a tale of sad endings, very few happy endings. but this time there is some guarded optimism. the reason is that the u.s., israel and the palestinian authority have a common enemy, and that is iran. betty? >> cbs's bill plante at the white house. thank you. it was a contentious first debate in california's high profile senate race last night. barbara boxer and republican carly fiorina could determine
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which party controls the senate. boxer was critical of fiorina's ceo of hewlett-packard. >> barbara boxer has been in washington, d.c. for 28 long years. the results of her policies are devastating for this state. in the last 20 months alone our unemployment rate has grown from 10.2% to 12.3%. >> when she was ceo of hewlett-packard, before she was terminated, actually, she shipped 30,000 jobs overseas. >> boxer is running for a third term. she's pulled off narrow election victories in the past but this may be her toughest challenge. now to the economy and wall street where september is off to a solid start. cbs news, business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> yesterday was the best day for stocks since may of this year. why the big gains? you can thank gains in manufacturing here in the united states as well as china.
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the significance of manufacturing is felt throughout our economy. manufacturing is a major generator of job growth. when economists and stock market watchers see those gains, they think that it equates to new job growth down the road. that jobs picture is the single most significant thing that everybody here at the markets as well as most people in the united states is watching. yesterday we got data that the adp reported private companies decreased the number of jobs by 10,000 in the last month. today we'll see what jobless claims did over the last week. how many new people went out seeking unemployment benefits? of course, that teases up for tomorrow's big report on august jobs. >> cbs's rebecca jarvis, thank you. rapper t.i. was arrested last night on drug charges. he and his wife were picked up during a traffic stop in west hollywood. authorities say officers smelled marijuana coming from their car. he was released from prison in december for illegal firearms possession.
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he's currently in the new movie "takers". a new video shows what can happen if you fall asleep at the wheel. take a look. an suv swerving off the road and smashing into a convenience store. it happened last night in massachusetts. amazingly, no one was hurt. finally, a little base brawl, if you will. actually, a pretty big brawl. started when a marlins pitcher threw at nationals' outfielder nyjer morgan and morgan charged. punches were thrown. morgan, the pitcher and two others were thrown out of the game. goodness. let's go back to dave in north carolina. he has a first check of the national weather. hey, dave. >> good morning to you, betty. a lot to go through here. of course, we talked about the hurricane at the top of the show. we'll continue to watch that all morning and on the evening news. let's take a look at the maps for the rest of the country. in the northwest, sunny skies, warm weather, 70s to the 90s. a range from the coastline inland. southwest we'll see triple digit temperatures continue. vegas up to 104. phoenix, 107.
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as you head to places like reno and medford, southwest like el paso, you'll see high heat. along the west coast, nice 70s. l.a. to san francisco. the northern plains a mix of sun and clouds. cooler temperatures, maybe isolated showers in the 60s and seventh. southern plains, ohio valley, watch it, you could see t-storms, heavy downpours and severe weather. in the northeast heat continues, 93 degrees in new york city. in the southeast, temperatures in the 80s and 90s and sunny skies. we're all watching
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that's a quick look at your weather picture. guys, you can see the sun pushing true the outer bands of clouds which are accompanying this system rolling through. it's going to get bad as we head through this afternoon and into tonight. a lot of people making that decision whether or not to leave. >> sure beautiful this morning, though. thanks so much, dave. >> can't be fooled by those skies. still ahead, amanda knox's family says she didn't kill her roommate in italy. now a former fbi agent says they're right. he's going to tell us why. also, no kid gloves when it comes to rehab for this 2-year-old smoker. impossible to forget this video. he's just out of rehab. we'll tell you exclusively if it worked. plus, a revealing look behind the scenes of sarah palin's political crusade.
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all kinds of people on the plaza this morning. we'll get outside and get a chance to meet some of them in a little while as we welcome you back to the "early show." coming up, the latest on this internet shocker. you remember aldi, the chain-smoking toddler from indonesia. >> how can you forget him? >> because the video popped up. we said, is this real or not real? we sent cameras there to find out. and then as authorities began to realize that there was this 2-year-old kid smoking cigarettes, they said, he needs to go to rehab. so, for the last month he's been in rehab. we have exclusive details of his struggles to stop smoking. >> not easy at any age. he was smoking a couple packs a day, too. also ahead, conan o'brien has big plans for his new show. according to the only small thing about it is the title, small just because it's short. conan is going to call it --
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>> he said the "n" looks like a "w". first, an update on the amanda knox story. the student from seattle was convicted of murder in italy last year. now a former fbi agent has taken a close look at the case and has begun to ask the question, was this young woman wrongfully convicted? >> reporter: for nearly three years amanda knox has been in an italian prison. she's currently appealing her conviction for the november 2007 murder of her roommate, 2 21-year-old meredith kercher. she was sentenced to 20 years in prison, her former boyfriend, raffaele solletico, was also prosecuted. prosecutes say the two slit her throat. the family says prosecution had no physical evidence linking amanda to the crime scene and
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she was co-herselfed into giving a confession after hours of badgering by police. steve moore, a retired fbi agent, followed the amanda knox trial and had no doubt she was guilty. that was until his wife, watching a cbs news "48 hours" mystery late last year on the knox case became convinced she was innocent. moore investigated, examining trial transcripts, police and autopsy reports and analyzing videotape of police gathering evidence at the crime scene. what he didn't see was any evidence for the prosecution's theory. >> and retired fbi agent steve moore is here to tell us more about what he found out. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to go back and set the record straight. as this story was unfolding in the media over the last couple of years, what was your impression of what was going on there? >> i thought she was probably guilty. i mean, she was arrested. she was -- everything i was hearing from the news indicated
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to me she was arrested. they were saying things like, she did a bleach clean-up, all sorts of stuff, that i later found out wasn't true. >> right. was it your wife who had seen a "48 hours" -- >> yeah. my wife watched a "48 hours" and came to me and said, steve, what about this girl, she's innocent. i said, people who are arrested always say they're innocent and tried to prove to her why the show had overreached. >> but then as you started to pay attention to it, what did you start to think? >> i started to wonder what was going on. there was no evidence that would support her conviction. i started looking and looking. the more i looked, the more concerned i got till i realized there wasn't anything there. >> one of your contentiouses is that it's literally a physical impossibility for her and her boyfriend to have been in this space where this young woman was murdered because? >> because when a person -- it's hard to talk about, but when a
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person dies from losing blood, you lose about two liters of broad. this was a very small room. imagine just throwing two liters of blood all over the floor of this room. very small room. if three people were in there, there would be footprints, hand prints, palm prints, hairs -- they said there was a struggle on so there would be hairs from all three of them. they were a drifter, allegedly, amanda and raffaele. there was nothing from amanda and raffaele, nothing. the drifter left palm prints, bloody fingerprints, dna, he left everything all over the room. there was all that for one person. there was not anything for amanda and raffaele. >> when you think about it, just take a step away to think about a scene like that, that much blood all over the floor, there would had to have been some physical evidence left there. as best you know, as best as has
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been corroborated by looking through all the evidence, there is none. >> there is none. i have looked through hours, hours of the crime scene video. i have seen the crime scene video that was started when the police arrived. there is nothing to put them in that room. >> i want to jump to the confession. what is the thing you guys -- you prosecutors say about confessions? >> well, which one are you going for? >> well, the one about, you can always get the confession it's harder -- >> yeah, yeah. the bad joke is you can always -- i can convict anyone. it's just the innocent take a little more time. >> and so in terms of her confession, you feel it was basically co-herselfed? >> it was absolutely coerced. there's a technique -- we just call it leapfrog. where you take a person for 24 hours n her case, all night, and two people every hour. >> last but not least, as it turns out after her case was completed, the prosecutors in that -- the people who were
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prosecuted were convicted themselves of malfeasance. >> yes. >> what a story. we thank you for your expertise. up next, he shocked the world. this 2-year-old baby smoking up to 40 cigarettes a day. we'll get you the exclusive details on how he's doing in rehab. on "the early show" next.
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smoking. it sparked worldwide outrage, a lot of disbelief, too. cbs news was the first to find the boy and his family. betty nguyen is here now with an update on his condition. it looked too wild to be true, but it was. >> but it was, unfortunately. people still talking about this story. the smoking toddler has now entered rehab, erica. we have an exclusive update on his condition. >> reporter: it was these disturbing images, an indonesian boy smoking like a seasoned pro that captivated the world. >> he's not even out of diapers. >> this is kild abuse. >> the baby that smokes? >> reporter: a cbs news news team traveled in search of the boy. our crew found aldi suganda. >> translator: i don't know what will happen in the future. we surely hope he will quit. but what can we do but accept it as it is?
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>> reporter: given the intense interest in this story, we wanted to see how the child was doing now, two months later. aldi and his mother were taken to jakarta for intensive medical and psych lodge s psychological. a trip paid for by the government. >> translator: i brought him here so he would stop smoking. i came for help. >> reporter: the night before treatment began, diana watched her child smoke what she hoped would be his last cigarette. in the morning, despite his mother's optimism, aldi was not happy when he arrived at the hospital and was denied a cigarette. it would be hard for any parent to bear as aldi smashed his head on the floor. over the next two days he underwent a battery of tests, including a chest x-ray, ultrasound on his heart and lungs. results showed a thickening on the left wall of his heart.
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>> translator: from 2007 to 2009 the youngest smokers found were 5 to 9 years old. this year we found there are baby mosmokers who start from a year old. >> reporter: indonesia has no regulations against the tobacco industry. more than 30% of children here smoke a cigarette before the age of 10. >> translator: unhealthy children will be the future generation of our country. it is genocide. >> reporter: in trying to limit his nicotine withdrawal symptoms, aldi participates in play therapy to keep his mind occupied. >> translator: through play therapy we will lead him back to the beauty of childhood play. if it can be done well, i am optimistic aldi will stop smoking. >> translator: he has had a lot to smoke, three to four packs a day. i hope he does not have any diseases because he has now stopped smoking. >> reporter: at nearly a month without smoking, the true test
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begins, as aldi will now return to his village where hopes are high but temptation is everywhere. >> aldi and his mother will fly back to their village today. interestingly enough, it will be the local government's job to make sure aldi is properly cared for in the future and to make sure he does not start smoking again. >> so, they have to monitor that in. >> it is up to them. >> so, he just left. he wasn't smoking while he was in rehab. we'll see how that plays out. there's a press conference this morning about his condition. how is he a month after? >> we learned a couple things. one, the smoking has had no effect on his health, believe it or not. the question is, why does he have this heart condition where it's enlarged? so, there's a thickening on the left wall. we learned that is because he is obese. and that causes his heart to work even harder. >> that's a separate issue. you said the local government has to monitor this, but obviously something has to happen at home. is his mother or father given any tools to help him?
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she looks like she needs help. >> absolutely. she was given treatment, therapy there, and essentially it's parental skills basically given to say, look, when he cries or he wants something, don't give him a cigarette. don't give him food. play therapy is really the answer right now. >> and that thing that's hard for so many parents to say no and stand your ground, especially when you have a wailing toddler on your hand. conan o'brien want to be just like cher and madonna. how so? it's not about the costumes. that's your hint. stay with us. for all the moments that make every day special. fancy feast created a way to celebrate any moment. fancy feast appetizers. simple high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon, white meat chicken, or seabass and shrimp in a delicate broth, prepared without by-products or fillers. fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment.
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♪ welcome back to the "early show," on a thursday morning. lots of good energy here on the plaza. i'm erica hill along with harry smith. >> nice people out here. last year after harvard professor henry louis gates was arrested outside his home, we interviewed his 20-something daughter elizabeth. wonderful young woman. we were stunned to find out just a couple months ago she had a stroke that left her unable to read, write or even speak. she has had a dramatic recovery. we're going to speak with her about her experience in an exclusive interview in just a little bit. >> so scary because it's so rare you hear of a person so young having a stroke. >> yeah. also ahead this morning, you know you probably -- you know who you should not travel with this labor day weekend? of course, you don't want to travel with earl, but if you
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already have plans to go to a destination where earl have some its sights or looking for a good deal, we'll help you with all of that. peter greenberg is here, everything you need to know about traveling this weekend, as well as great last minute deal for procrastinators or people who like a good deal. dave price is standing by on the utter banks of north carolina and has the very latest on earl. this storm just does not go away. it's still a very big story, right, dave? >> absolutely, harry. in fact, we have some new information coming through. forgive me aa check the blackberry for details. bear county, nags head, they are now evacuating, a mandatory evacuation for all residents and tourists here. of course, that is big news considering this very popular destination on this very popular weekend. so, that is new, according to the head of the county emergency relief office here.
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so, we'll continue to watch that. let's go and take a look at the stats at this point. we have new numbers coming in. forward speed is still 18 miles per hour, a category 4 storm. it is now moving closer and shifting direction. that's anticipated. to the north-northwest. keep in mind, we are going to see most likely, as it gets much closer to us this afternoon, it may weaken to a category 3, then category 2 by friday afternoon into the new york area and a category 1 storm saturday as it rolls through sections of new england. hurricane warnings in effect from jacksonville, north carolina, to elizabeth city, north carolina, and hurricane watches stretching from cape cod to martha's vineyard, nantucket and those islands. tropical storm force winds roll in here this afternoon. that's a quick look at our national
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>> announcer: this weather report sponsored by priority mail flat rate boxes only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. >> keep in mind now that it has this north-northwest practice jeker to. as expected, people on higher alert as we head to places like ocean city, maryland, into the area around long island and cape cod. that's, of course, where we find elaine quijano on long island, westhampton beach is the location with more on northeast preparations. good morning, elaine. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. as you can see behind me in the northeast, the surf is churning and authorities, as you noted, are very much on alert, urging
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people to be prepared. as you mentioned as well, as far north as massachusetts, a hurricane watch has been issued for parts of that state. meantime here on the coast of new york's long island, a tropical storm warning is in effect as well. now, we talked about lifeguards yesterday already concerned about the powerful waves and dangerous rip currents as well as people flocking to the beach here this labor day weekend. just here on this beach alone yesterday, lifeguards had to pull four people from the water. and the wind and the waves, of course, are only expected to get worse as hurricane earl approaches. that's it from here at westhampton beach. now let's go back to new york and betty nguyen at the news desk. >> good morning, elaine. thank you. good morning to you. this morning we are learning more about the gunman that burst into the discovery channel's headquarters. three people were taken hostage by james lee yesterday. he had a gun and what looked like pipe bombs. lee said he hated the network shows because they promoted
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population growth. during a standoff he talked to a tv producer by phone. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun. and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. >> this morning police chief thomas manger told erica, lee was not bluffing. >> he had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks. the kind that you would use going camping. the propane tanks had a pipe with shotgun shells attached to them. he also had two pipe bombs. >> lee had a history of protesting at discovery. on his website he demanded that discovery air programming against overpopulation. no one who worked in the building was hurt. officials at the company that makes the wrinkle-smoothing drug botox are headed to court in washington today prepared to pay a huge fine. allergen will admit botox campaigning misled doctors to use the drug for unapproved purposes ranging from headache
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to cerebral palsy. they have agreed to pay $600 million to fate and federal governments. finally, this is beverly hills day. and ryan seacrest and larry king will be leading the celebration there. here's why. this is a unique date, september 2, 2010, or 90210, of course, the beverly hills zip code. also the title of two tv series, back in the '90s and now on the cw network. with that, happy beverly hills day. up next, just four months ago, at age 28, she was severely disabled by a stroke. elizabeth gates tells us exclusively about her remarkable recovery. hey what's going on? doing the shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. no weigh? nope.
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sometimes rarely they are much younger than that. elizabeth gates had a severe stroke four months ago when she was just 28. before we speak with her, listen to her story. >> reporter: after an evening at a bachelorette party this past may, 28-year-old elizabeth gates woke up with what she thought was a hangover. >> i called my friends and said -- i went and got them because i tried to say, like, what the hell is going on? but i could only say what. >> reporter: elizabeth had suffered a stroke. her mind, irrepublicably harmed. the bright portion of this image shows how much of her brain tissue was destroyed. >> she was not able to read, write, name, comprehension was impaired. she was severely disabled with her stroke. >> good morning. >> reporter: we first met elizabeth on "the early show" last year after her father, harvard professor henry louis gates, was arrested in his
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cambridge home by a white police officer. the racially charged debate that followed led to last summer's beer summit at the white house. >> i think we're going to rely on what are preconceived notions of race have been for so long. >> reporter: within a year, the woman who spoke to eloquently about her father was without a voice. >> i just wasn't going to let her be impaired without a fight. >> reporter: her parents were determined to help her recover. >> my mother was a genius and got me the english rosetta stone. i would spend one hour in speech pathology and the rest of the day doing english rosetta stone. >> reporter: on trips to the hospital, elizabeth's mother pointed out everything from stop signs to street lamps. >> for two solid months we were just together in the car, practicing words, you know, identifying objects. i mean, just rebuilding her brain.
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>> reporter: before her stroke, elizabeth worked as a writer for the popular website the daily beast, a career doctor's belief may have helped her recover even faster. >> being a writer, it does help stimulate the mrplacticity of t brain because the brain tries to rewire itself. >> reporter: four months since her stroke, elizabeth is back at home and back at work, too. >> congratulations. >> reporter: her recovery continues to amaze her doctors and family. >> she's a phenomenal woman. and i am proud to be her mother. >> way to go, mom. and elizabeth gates joins us now along with dr. jennifer ashton. good morning. >> hi. >> as i became aware of this story, and i knew that you were going to come in to chat with us, i'm going to ask you some questions that might sound a little dumb, but do you remember being here last summer? >> yeah. >> okay. >> yeah.
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>> i was just curious. >> i had a great time. >> you're a person who we can have a real conversation about having a stroke and the effects of that. >> yeah. >> so you come to after you are hospitalized. your brain is working? >> when i first got into the car with my girlfriends she asked me to write the alphabet and i could only get up to the letter "l" and then i don't remember anything after that. and when my doctor -- the doctor you saw, i was in the hospital and he was asking me to touch my ear and my nose. and i couldn't do it. >> didn't know what they were? >> yeah. >> remarkable, then, have you to literally rebuild your brain basically from scratch. >> it was a fascinating process. >> that's an interesting way of putting it. was it arduous? >> yeah, i mean, it was hard. it was hard. >> and even now, though, do
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you -- are you symptom-free or are there longer lasting effects? what is it like now in. >> i still suffer from aphasia. some of the words i try to say are harder to get out than others, but, i mean, i feel fine. >> right. you look great. >> thanks. >> from the standpoint of aphasia, so you can think it, sometimes you can't articulate it. >> oh, my gosh, yeah. when i was at home with my parents, i wanted to say so much but i could only say very limited words. >> and what was it like then? because subsequently now, just recently, you've written another piece for "the daily beast." what was it like having gone through all of this over the last several months to see your name back on the screen again and have that piece on that site? >> i mean, i was not planning on doing it. but i'm not a fool and tina brown said to do it, so i just
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got it together and did it. it was actually lly cathartic. i just got down to the business of accepting it. she really made me go back through the struggle that i went through. >> yeah, yeah, i can see that. this is so phenomenally rare for someone elizabeth's age to are a stroke like that. >> right. >> is there a way to account for it? >> well, we know that one out of three strokes occur if younger people. and i think the important thing -- obviously, elizabeth is such a fighter. her spirit is so strong, you can see that and hear that coming through, but young people are not atune to the signs and symptoms of stroke as much as older people are. it's not just in our repertoire, in our day to day, so we might not be aware that inability to speak or slurring speech or a facial droop, one side of your face drooping, or losing the feeling in one side of your body are sign. she did the right thing. she went immediately to the hospital.
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it was just that even the doctors didn't suspect it initially. >> because of your age. >> right. >> i am so happy to see you. and i am so happy to know that you're back and clicking away at the -- on those keys. >> thanks. >> what a recovery. thank you very much for sharing your story. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> really, really appreciate it. you bet. up next, is earl way your weekend plans? we'll have last minute travel plans for labor day when we come back. >> announcer: "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by benefiber, a better you from the inside out. that's the beauty of benefiber. all-natural benefiber. the fiber supplement that's tasteless and dissolves completely. to make getting fiber easier. that's the beauty of benefiber. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels
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the last big summer weekend starts tomorrow. if you haven't made your labor day plans yet or perhaps hurricane earl may be threatening to mess up your getaway, the good news is you have options. cbs news travel editor peter
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greenberg is here, and you have important tips and advice for folks who may have booked travel this weekend in the path of hurricane earl. >> yes. let's start with that. any time you have a disruption like this or potential disruption, it's not a question of whether your flight is listed on time. you need to know where your plane is assigned to your flight. before you go to the airport, you call up and say, is my plane on time? dwre, they will lie. you need to go one step further and say, can you give me the aircraft number assigned to my flight? they'll do that. and then say, where is that aircraft number? it's in belize? i guess i'm not going to cleveland. planes get realigned and so do flight crews. >> if you're looking at your flight and you say, i think i have insurance, i don't have to worry -- if your flight is canceled for some reason, is it going to be covered inturns insurancewise. >> once a hurricane is a named storm, in this case earl was named on august 29th, all bets are off.
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you can't buy fire insurance when there's already a fire. in that case the bets are off. if you have the insurance, of course, you're covered. each policy is different based in terms of what they'll cover in terms of your actual cost of travel or delayed cost. >> that's a separate issue. you need to check your policy. for people who are looking to get away and looking for a last minute deal, is it worth looking into some areas where maybe earl may have just passed through? >> yes. it's a little gamble but prices are great. we have a number of sales. american airlines has a deal if you fly on the 4th, 5th or 109 of september the deals are under $100 each way on every route, 150 different kinds of flight. frontier airlines has a deal good through november 17th for fares about $107 to many destinations and resorts in mexico. >> you mentioned the days. the days are very important for holiday week en. saturday, sunday and then wednesday? >> yes. the thing is if you're going to
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fly tomorrow or want to come back on labor day, you know, who are you kidding? >> you'll pay for it. >> and there's also a surcharge on that. airlines do surcharges are 60 separate dates this year over and above their airfare. >> they're surcharging everything. you mentioned the resorts in mexico. give me some specifics. i think you have one family-friendly and one pore couples? >> right. family-friendly they're discounting two and three days at a time. the all-exclusive are $270. >> a night? >> yes. >> that's a great, great deal. >> back in this country, you say, if you can, drive. >> yes. >> if you can drive to vegas, you'll get a deal. >> right. they're doing discount -- they've been doing discounts all year long but especially this weekend. 20%, 30%, 40% off depending on how many nights you stay at the palms or other resorts where they do 30% across the board. that's the advertised price.
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you could ask for additional resort credits. after all, unsold rooms are money they can't recoop. >> if you don't make money at the tables -- >> what do you mean if you don't. you won't make money at the tables. >> florida, do we have to worry about places in florida in terms of the oil spill? any damage left over in. >> a lot of places in florida are offering clean beach guarantees. not a bad deal. and doing 30% off in clearwater beach, florida, relatively new resort, hyatt, discounting across the board. >> it is a beautiful area along the gulf. peter, great to have you. we love the dips and -- the tips and the deals. >> i love the dips. >> the dips in the ocean are ni nice. >> nice rove. >> you can of course logon to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. still ahead here on "the early show," we're giving some shelter dogs a new look to help them
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got a great crowd on the plaza again today. and very quickly we want to say good morning again to our friends from team challenge crohn's that comes to visit us very quickly. >> we're training people for zappos.com las vegas half marathon. it's at ccteamchallenge.org. >> thank you for coming back. really appreciate it. welcome back to "the early show." coming up, what do you do when you can't stop texting? we started this conversation yesterday. >> that's a tough one. >> when digital communication becomes a full-fledged addiction. yesterday we asked you to send us your questions about high-tech problems. this morning our panel of experts are going to have some answers that you can use. >> i'm guilty of that. also ahead, we've watched sarah palin go from a small town hockey morning, mayor to
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international celebrity. that kind of sudden fame can change anyone. it certainly changed her, according to a rather unflattering new article in "vanity fair" magazine. we'll speak with the author of that article, who followed palin, spoke to dozens of people that know her. >> i love this segment coming up. some puppies have arrived here this morning in desperate need of a bath and a clip. our team of groomers has been giving them a doggy makeover, if you will, to get them ready for adoption. resident vet dr. debbye turner bell is here to show you how to rescue a shelter dog. aren't they pretty? >> i have one at home. first back to dave in north carolina on the outer banks for one more look at earl this morning. >> all right. folks, as you take a look, bright sunshine through the clouds but it will change as we head into the afternoon hours. earl a category 4 storm moving to the north-northwest. it's made that turn 355 miles to
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the south-southeast of cape hatteras. you can see it on the satellite picture. hurricane warnings in effect for north carolina from jacksonville, north carolina, to elizabeth city and a hurricane watch now is for actually all the way up through cape cod, massachusetts. we have tropical storm warnings from norfolk, virginia, through atlantic city, new jersey, to sandy hook, new jersey. we're watching this entire area as this storm moves up, we anticipate it is going to arrive here this afternoon, probably as a category 3 as it loses some strength anding in ov energy of cooler, shallower waters. category 2 off the coast of new york. by saturday afternoon a category 1 storm off the cape and into new england. that's a quick look
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that's a quick look at our weather picture. as far as national weather, high heat continues in the northeast. heat wave in third day, triple digits continue in the southwest, vegas and phoenix. in the southern plains you could see severe weather today. watch it for thunderstorms and some heavy downpours, too. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. for more on earl, tune into "cbs evening news" with katie couric tonight. yesterday we took a close look at the dangers of text addiction. this morning, as promised, we have assembled a panel of experts to answer your questions
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about technology overload. we have "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein, a child and adolescent psychologist, "early show" medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton, and cbs news legal analyst jack ford. what a panel. >> good morning. >> wow. we could ask you just about any question in the world. but these are all about technology issues and texting, in particular, and use of computers. and i'm going to start, dr. hartstein, with you. this is from a facebook fan who writes, how can we break our teenage son's addiction to his computer, ipad and ipod? technology has changed him to a much more moody and antisocial person. you don't look surprised by this question. >> not at all. i don't. kids really are so attached to their technology, it's so important for parents then to really step in and set limits. it doesn't surprise me he's becoming more isolated, more withdrawn. if you want that to end, you need to say at 11:00, i'm taking every bit of electronics out of
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your room. expect there to be push back but set that limit and say you get four hours of screen time a day. if that much. and really tart to say, have you to get face to face time, not face to screen time. that's so important pore these teenagers. >> i don't think it sounds particularly easy to do, but this is where you really have to -- >> it's so challenging. we talked about discipline yesterday. this is where you have to set a clear limit and stick to it. >> dr. ashton, this question is for you. karen asks from twitter, does facebook and twittering and all this other stuff, does it add to or contribute to attention deficit disorder? >> interesting question. short answer is, no, there's no conclusive evidence that links them. it may be that children with adhd are more comfortable in the technology environment because socially that might be an easier realm for them to interact in. hoef what we do know is teens who spend an excessive amount of time online or plugged into some
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kind of screen are at two times the risk for depression. it's not without its risks. >> that rubs up against the first question, right, this isolation and everything else. third question goes to jack. comes from a viewer who happens to be standing outside. kyle, can you -- do you have a question for jack? >> yes. my question concerns employee use of the internet in the workplace. does a supervisor have the right to monitor all of that employee's online activity in the workplace, including keeping copies of all e-mail without informing the employee that this is being done? >> wow. that is a really good question. >> that's a great question. the short answer is, you know what, if it belongs to the employer, they have a right to take a look at it. now, good policy would be that employers would tell their employees. by the way, you should know, everything you do on the computer f you're issued cell phones from the business, we're going to take a look at it. might not all the time but we have the right to do that. employers don't always follow that policy but people should
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know, the simple rule is, if it's not yours, if it belongs to the employer during the work hours, be careful what you write, be careful what you send out because generally speaking, they have the ability to take a look at what you're doing. >> great. dr. hartstein, this is for you. back to an e-mail question. this one is -- this is particularly good. children today don't speak in full sentences. instead, they speak in what they call text latin. how do i -- how on earth do i learn what they're saying? >> right. it's the new pig latin, right? >> yes. >> there are a lot of -- have you to ask your kids to start off, ask them what they mean. and also i would suggest looking at different websites. there are some different really terrific websites that are constantly putting on new abbreviations and new things. so, some that i would recommend is noslang.com. you can put in the text information your kid might have on their phone and it will translate for you. >> a translation device. >> i thought it was cool and high tech when i used the letter
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"u" instead of spelling out y-o-u. >> sadly, are you far behind. >> you are a dinosaur, big guy. >> can we put an example up on the screen for some people who just don't really understand the kind of shorthand that people use to communicate. now, this means something, if you know what it means. now we'll put up on the screen what the actual translation is. >> oh, no, there's two. >> oh, there's two. >> last night i was wrecked. and be right back. parents over shoulder. >> last night i was wrecked -- >> harry, you don't remember sending that last night? >> that is amazing. dr. ashton, i have another facebook question for you. debbie wrote to ask, do you think texting could cause carpal tunnel syndrome? >> well, the answer to that one, harry, is it possibly could. this falls under the category of an overuse injury. we've heard of blackberry thumb or cell phone elbow.
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any repetitive action, anything you do over and over again for hours and hours a day can affect your body. so, when you're talking about texting or on the computer, thumbs, wrists, elbow, neck, can all become effected. >> is treatment approved for that? >> have you heard the saying from your doctor, doctor, it hurts when i do this, and the doctor says, stop doing that. so the answer is rest and intervene on that repetitive action. stop doing it. >> jack, we've got a tweet asking, if someone creates a twitter account or a facebook page claiming to be me, not me in particular but the viewer, can i sue them? >> well, here's a quick thing you learn the first day in law school. the answer, you can always sue. can you win? that's more important. generally, yes, if someone is trying to take over your identity and it's clear they're trying to hold themselves out as you, especially if they're doing
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something that's damaging to you or through your -- >> to your reputation. >> or damaging somebody else while they're pretending to be you, you can reach out and say, you know, i'm going to stop this in some fashion. the real problem with all the few media is, you know, it's -- they may not be specifically saying, i'm harry smith, i'm jack ford. they might be suggesting it so it can make it a little more complicated. the idea is, you are to be very careful because have you to protect your identity. >> and it can appear one day and not the next -- >> are there internet attorneys? >> yes. there are people who are very high tech, understand this, plugged into this and you should talk to them about this. >> you didn't have permission to ask a question. >> i'll text you later. >> thank you, all. it was really, really interesting stuff. >> harry, thanks. for two years now sarah palin has been in the national spotlight. making a political impact felt from washington to hollywood and, of course, in alaska. her life has changed and so has her family's. a cbs news correspondent nancy
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cordes tells us, those changes, according to a new report, aren't always flattering. >> we must restore america -- >> reporter: she's the republican party's top draw. and sarah palin's influence appears to be growing. she's backed 20 winning candidates in this year's primaries. but in an article published in this month's "vanity fair" author michael joseph gross claims palin is not who she appears to be. the story portrays palin as leading a life shrouded in secrecy, ewing fear to control those around her. >> everyone who was leaking, who was talking to the press has been cut out of her circle. >> reporter: the article gives new details about palin's heavily publicized campaign spending habits, saying she purchased over 400 items, including $3,000 on underwear and $20,000 on a new wardrobe for her husband. >> if you look through the campaign e-mails, through disclosures, it seems like
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they're going around, trying to bilk the rnc and others for as much money as they could get. >> reporter: the article also sheds life on her daughter's public feud with former fiancee, levi johnston. gross claims beforon stone gave her a public apology, palin met with him and demanded to know if he wore a wire. >> the only thing i wish i wouldn't have done is put out that apology, because it kind of makes me sound like a liar. >> reporter: palin has not commented on the article. in two weeks she will headline a gop event in iowa, adding to the speculation about her political plans for 2012. nancy cordes, cbs news, washington. >> joining us now is "vanity fair" writer joseph michael gross. his article is in the magazine's upcoming issue. you said the most important quote in this article is, we weren't good enough for america.
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why do you feel that's the most important quote you have there? >> when sarah palin got back to wasilla after the election, she was in her house. the people from the republican party were trying to collect the clothing that had been purchased for return. she was talking to one of her children and she was crying and she said, we weren't good enough for america. we'll never be good enough for america. i think she felt so rejected by this election that what we're seeing subsequently has been a kind of vengeance on the country for rejecting her. i think what she's doing is plugging into a similar sense of rejection among millions of people out there who feel like they're not good enough. >> you had a tough time, you say, getting to people who are close to sarah palin, let alone sarah palin. first, tell us about the people you did speak to who are around her, who had been close in her camps. what kind of an impression did she give you of sarah palin? >> the people who have been closest to her describe a temper that at first i couldn't even
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believe could be true. they'd tell stories about screaming fits, about throwing things. they were talking about everybody from friends who have stayed with the palins who have witnessed events where sarah and todd will empty the pantry of canned goods and throwing them at each other until the front of the refrigerator lookeds like it's been shot up by a shot gun, everything to former assistants that have been so tortured by sarah palin that in one case one had to quit the job, seek psychiatric counselling and leave the state to escape palin's influence. everybody that has worked with her has seen the way she exacts retribution on people after they leave. they're afraid she's going to get them firing from their job, try to ruin their reputations. that's the modus operandi. >> you tried to get in touch with sarah palin, her media people. a, were you successful? b fction d
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b, did they tell you why they wouldn't speak with you for this article? >> the only response i received from them is that my request was under consideration. there was never any resolution to the conversation. that message was sent multiple times. i tried everything. i tried sending messages through her father, through her hairdresser. i spent almost three weeks in wasilla. so -- >> good to have you with us. it's a fascinating article. it's a fascinating read. thanks for being with us. michael joseph gross joining us from "vanity fair ". millions of pets are left in animal shelters awaiting adoption. they've got about a 50/50 chance of getting home with somebody. this morning we're going to try to help four dogs with help from the north shore animal league beat those odds with a makeover. dr. debbye turner bell is here to show us their results. good morning. >> good morning. >> this really is a tragic story. we've told it many, many times before. so many of these animals don't make it out of the shelter and
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into people's homes so we decided to give them -- dress them up a little bit. >> all the the shelters work very hard to make them look their best. they also do a little training and temperament testing so they can match them with the right family to increase their chances of what shelters call a forever home. when they go, they stay. next month is adopt a shelter dog month, so in preparation for that, we wanted to spruce up some dogs. >> we have before and after shots for our animals. >> yes, we do. >> what's our first one? >> we'll start with bella, a 6-year-old poodle. there is bella before, your regular white, dirty toy poodle. >> after a little clean-up? >> and here's the new bella. look! yea! >> very nice. >> bella is a great pet. she's a very good example for a family that doesn't have a lot of space. great family dogs. poodles are so smart. they're one of the easily
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trained breeds. bella needs a hope. let's move into rain. rain is a 8-week-old pomeranian. there's rain having a bad hair day. now let's see the new rain. >> oh, look at that. >> oh, look. all the crowd, one, two, three, ahh. >> rain is a puppy? >> a puppy, eight weeks old. >> if you're going to adopt rain, what would be the ideal household? >> the ideal household for rain is a household that does not, do not have small children. >> interesting. >> this is a toy breed. they have very delicate bones and they can't take the pulling, the poking -- >> the rough and tumble like a lab or something. >> right. older children that know how to be delicate with an animal would be better for this family. >> all right. look at rain. >> so adorable. >> what's the next dog? >> now we have cheeky, a 6-year-old bassett/beagle mix.
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just makes you want to go -- >> now let's see the new and improved cheeky. >> here comes cheeky. cheeky on the red carpet, no less. looking good. for you, you say 6 years old? >> she's 6 years old. she comes with a string by the name of tabby. she's very good friends with a 1-year-old tabby cat. they are best friends. they don't do well without her. >> interesting. >> if you're interested in cheeky, i hope you love cats because cheeky comes with archie, the tabby. >> very cute. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> and we have one more -- >> one more. >> we have waldo, an 8-week-old shih tzu. a lot of hair, a lot of fuzz. now, here the made over waldo. >> very cute. >> look at waldo. >> shih tzus are great dogs, very family dogs, playful,
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loyal. you want to train them because they can get small dog syndrome. if they think they're in charge, they bite, they nip, those kind of things. it's important to keep them very active and to train them well. they're very good, very good family pets. >> a family with little kids or no? >> with small kids you want to stay away from toddlers that don't know how to be discreet because it's a smaller dog. they're sturdier than the pomeranians so they can take a little more. again, i would say a family that has older children that know how to be responsible with the dogs. >> all of these dogs for folks here locally from the north shore animal league. right nearby here. >> we want to be sure to thaing waggin tails that brought their mobile grooming unit and did the makeovers. >> thank you all very, very much. we appreciate it. few to find out how to adopt these dogs all you have to do is it go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. you're watching "the early show"
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♪ this is one much those highly dramatic moments on "the early show" because in the time that betty has been with us, every time she picks up an animal, it usually decides to -- >> use the rest room on me. so far, so good -- >> don't say it. >> we should also point out. you have a rescue dog. >> yes, jake is a rescue dog. our cat was a stray. we found her. she's about a month old. and they're very good friends. >> very good. north shore animal league in case anybody at home here in the northeast want to know. terrific. good job, everybody.
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there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that?
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